Jerry E. Shiles
Parman & Easterday, LLP

10740 Nall Avenue Suite 160
Overland Park, KS 66211
TEL: (913) 385-9400

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About Parman & Easterday, LLP

Parman & Easterday is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate and elder law issues. Based in Oklahoma City, OK, our mission is to provide residents of OK and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future.

About Jerry E. Shiles

Jerry E. Shiles is an Oklahoma Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney and a member of the Oklahoma City law firm of Parman & Easterday, with additional offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Overland Park, Kansas. As a member of one of the most successful estate and elder law practices in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, his practice is concentrated in the areas of Elder Law and Medicaid, VA Benefits, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Business Transition, with special emphasis on farm, ranch and small business planning.


For the past 42 years, Shiles has lectured extensively to professional groups in the United States, Europe and Japan, including the Army Judge Advocate Generals School, the Naval Justice School, and AARP. He has published numerous articles and treatises, is the author of the Law Review article “Protecting the Rights of Family Members Abroad”, is co-author of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section Practice Manual, and co-author of the book, Estate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy. He is a member of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Nevada, and District of Columbia Bar Associations; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group; the Planned Giving Council of Oklahoma; the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; Legacy Leaders Serving Seniors, the Special Needs Alliance; and the American Bar Association. He served on the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel for four years. Shiles is a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a Five Star Wealth Manager (Oklahoma Magazine); Oklahoma Top Rated Lawyer (The National Law Journal); AV® Preeminent RatedTM Lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards); AVVO 10.0 Superb (Top Attorney, Elder Law); one of “10 Best” Elder Law Attorneys in Oklahoma (American Institute of Legal Counsel); Top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals (American Registry); and a Certified Veterans Affairs Attorney (#10201). He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; Federal District Courts; 9th, 10th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. He is a recipient of the IRS Certificate of Recognition, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award and Legion of Merit, and the ABA Distinguished Service Award. He has been listed in Who’s Who in the Leadership of the United States, Who’s Who of American Lawyers, Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, and in the Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. Shiles served in the U.S. Army, active and reserve, for over 33 years as an Armor Officer, JAG Officer, Military Intelligence Officer, and Inspector General, commanding units at all levels from platoon to brigade. He also served as a legal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


Shiles earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Dean’s List), his J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Utah, an LLM from The Judge Advocate General’s School-Army, University of Virginia, a Certificate in German from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters degree in Strategic Planning from the United States Army War College.


As a retired colonel, Shiles is active in his community. He served on the Vance (Air Force Base) Development Authority; the Chamber of Commerce; the board of the Reserve Officers Association as National Judge Advocate, State President, and National Councilman; as The American Legion State Judge Advocate; and on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation as an Ambassador, Chairman of Operations, Chairman of Donor Initiatives, Vice President and currently as President. He is married to Donna Shiles and has two children and four grandchildren. In addition to participating in all their grandchildren’s events, they rescue and foster animals, mostly dogs and cats, on their ranch in Shawnee, Oklahoma. They have a menagerie of pygmy goats, rabbits, peacocks and horses, as well.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.